Creative Living Instructors

Heather Dick


A voice coach, actor, director and the Artistic Director of the Sirius Theatrical Company in Toronto (since 1989), Heather has been an Artist Educator for more than 25 years and has taught a wide variety of workshops across southern Ontario for schools and theatre companies. She is currently a Guest Lecturer in the Dramatic Arts Department at Brock University.

Heather teaches The Joy of Conversation

Kevin McCormick


One of the most sought after acting instructors in Toronto, Kevin has worked with thousands of artists over the years and is currently the director of the acclaimed Equity Showcase Theatre, and is the founding artistic director of the Creative Classes at Hart House. Kevin also teaches regularly for Equity Showcase Theatre, The Actors Tutorial and co-ordinates and teaches within a unique arts program at the G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education at Ryerson University. Other teaching highlights include York University, The Ryerson Theatre School, The Canadian College of Dance, The National Ballet of Canada, Young Peoples Theatre, The George Randolph Studio Dance Theatre, Leah Posluns Theatre School and The University of New Brunswick.

Kevin has produced and directed a variety of productions and has held the position of Artistic Director for two Ontario Summer Theatres. He is a founding member of the Toronto Association of Acting Studios where he has also served as president.

Kevin teaches Art of Acting: Finding Personal Liberation & Authenticity; In Search of the Actor Within; The Organics of Acting for the Camera: An Introduction and Freedom from Self-Consciousness

Students say,

“I got to explore sides of myself that I don’t know much about.”

“[The course was] an interesting starting point into more self-exploration, self-expression, and listening to others.”

Laura Jane Nelles


A professional actor and director for 25 years, LJ has taught acting in a variety of settings including private studios, the Toronto Board of Education as a guest artist and at York University and the University of Guelph-Humber. She has been teaching communication to health care professionals at the University of Toronto for 10 years. LJ is currently pursuing a PhD in theatre with a focus in voice and actor training at York University where she is being mentored by David Smukler. She holds an MFA in acting and directing.

LJ teaches Voice and Speech: An Introduction

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